Hurst History: Resources

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Selected and Collected Sources of Information about the History of Hurst

Hurst Historical Plaza
Historical Gallery
Historical Landmarks
resources
Hurst Historical Timeline
Hurst Oral History Videos

 

Hurst Historical Narrative

This version is an excellent resource for students and historians to use as a reference for their own research.  This document, reviewed and approved by the City of Hurst Historical Landmark Preservation Committee, provides the reader with an accurate and comprehensive account of the prominent historical figures and events that shaped the City of Hurst.

The Portal to Texas History

Hosted and maintained as a project of the University of North Texas Libraries (partnered with universities, museums, libraries, and historical societies throughout the State of Texas), the Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map. The link above takes you directly to the search results for Hurst.


The Heritage Room at the TCC Northeast Campus Library:

Tarrant County College District Archives contributes digital copies of materials that document local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County. The link above takes you to the part of the Heritage Room Collection that has been digitized and made part of the Portal to Texas History, but the Heritage Room itself is just minutes away from Hurst City Hall, in the J. Ardis Bell Library on the Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.


The Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas Online is a project of the Texas State Historical Association. The online Handbook offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations. Subsequent developments will include additional corrections and updates, new articles, illustrations, and audio-video media. The link above takes you directly to the Handbook article about Hurst, TX.


The Texas Almanac

The Texas Almanac is another publication maintained currently by the Texas State Historical Association. It began as a project by The Galveston News in 1857, and was continued by The Dallas Morning News from 1904 until May 5, 2008, when they donated the Almanac to the TSHA. The link above takes you directly to the Almanac entry for Hurst, TX.


Lone Star History Links

The LSHL is a collection of links to Selected Texas History Primary Source Documents, and yet another resource hosted by the Texas State Historical Association. The Links were originally compiled by Roger A. Griffin - a native Texan (Dallas) with Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. He began compiling this information as a Texas history teaching aid during his twenty-seven year tenure at Austin Community College. 


Texas Historic Sites Atlas

The Atlas - maintained by the Texas Historical Commission - features nearly 300,000 site records, including data on Official Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Also included are courthouses, museums, and sawmills across the state. You can search by Historic Designation, Keyword, County, Address, or Site Name to get instant access to detailed textual descriptions, historic photographs, and interactive maps to help you discover what makes Texas and your areas of interest unique. Searching by county (select Tarrant) brings up several Hurst-related topics, and some keyword terms to explore: Arwine, Hurst, Bird's Fort, Birdville


Texas Heritage Online

Texas Heritage Online is maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries. It is a cooperative project to identify, describe, digitize, preserve, and make broadly accessible special collections of history and culture held by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions in Texas. The link above takes you directly to the search results for Hurst.


Texas Archival Resources Online

TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections. Consider these an extended table of contents which describe unique materials only available at the individual repositories. In most cases, the collections themselves are NOT available online. The link above takes you to the search results for Hurst.


Texas State Library & Archives Commission

The Texas State Archives preserves and documents the heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available for research the permanently valuable official records of Texas government, as well as other significant historical resources. Maintaining the official history of Texas government, the State Archives includes archival government records dating back to the 18th century, as well as newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photographs, historical maps, and other historical resources. By these records, all three branches of Texas government are accountable to the people. Taken together, the holdings of the Texas State Archives provide a historical foundation for present-day governmental actions and are an important resource for Texas studies. The link above takes you to TSLAC's Archives & Manuscripts page. To go to the TSLAC Home Page, click here.

TSLAC Online:
The following is just a taste of the resources, exhibits, and services available through the TSLAC Website for students of Texas History:

    • Online Exhibits: showcasing various topics in Texas history, displaying many documents and photographs from our collections. Online exhibits include Texas Treasures, Texas 175: A Dozen Documents That Made A Difference, Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas, Portraits of Texas Governors, and many others.
    • About Texas: Facts and information about the Lone Star State, as well as links to various entities of Texas State Government.
    • Genealogy: collections include microfilm of the federal census schedules for all states through 1910; selected states from the 1920 and 1930 censuses; printed family and county histories; and a variety of Texas government records. In addition, many of our frequently requested resources are highlighted below.